Multiple Positions Available

25 September 2012

Multiple Positions Available

1. CRREL seeks Interdisciplinary Research Engineer
Polar Regions Logistics and Operations
Hanover, New Hampshire

2. ISMER seeks PhD Candidates
Physical Oceanography and Ice-Wave-Ocean Modeling
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

3. NPRB seeks Manager
Science Communications and Outreach
Anchorage, Alaska

1. CRREL seeks Interdisciplinary Research Engineer
Polar Regions Logistics and Operations
Hanover, New Hampshire

The Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), a Research
and Development component of the United States Army Corps of Engineers,
Engineer Research and Development Center, seeks an interdisciplinary
research engineer. The position is full-time, permanent, and located in
Hanover, New Hampshire.

The successful candidate will conduct research related to logistics and
operations engineering for transportation systems and facility
evaluations in polar regions including Antarctica and Greenland and in
winter conditions at high-latitude locations. Research will include the
study of physical properties of snow, ice, and frozen ground and their
influences on a variety of engineering problems in winter and polar
environments; and developing applicable analytical and predictive tools.

Research projects are of a long-term nature; conducted in areas where
limited previous work has been done; and entail the development of
unique experimentation and testing methods on civil, mechanical, and
systems engineering. Research results are expected to fill gaps in
existing knowledge, practices, and/or techniques in the areas of
specialization. The research engineer will coordinate projects within a
research program; lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers and
scientists, and execute projects through field campaigns when necessary.

For further information about CRREL, please see:

Only United States citizens will be considered for this position.

The application period will open 12:00 a.m. EDT Monday, 1 October 2012
and close 11:59 p.m. EDT Wednesday, 10 October 2012.

To submit an application for this position, please search for the job
posting using the Hanover, New Hampshire zip code (03755) and scroll the
list of jobs at:

For further information about this position, please contact:
Edel Cortez
Phone: 603-646-4301

2. ISMER seeks PhD Candidates
Physical Oceanography and Ice-Wave-Ocean Modeling
Rimouski, Quebec, Canada

The Institute des Sciences de la Mer de Rimouski (ISMER) seeks two PhD
candidates in physical oceanography and ice-wave-ocean modeling. Both
positions are full-time, will begin in January 2013, and are based in
Quebec, Canada.

The first PhD position will involve study of the seasonal and
inter-annual variability of a high-resolution model of the North Water
polynya of northern Baffin Bay. This project will use coupled ice-ocean
and biogeochemical modeling to better understand the influence of sea
ice dynamics, air-sea exchanges, water mass transport, and other oceanic
processes on the polynya ecosystem.

The successful candidate will be eligible for a three-year grant offered
by ISMER, for which the candidate must fulfill certain requirements. For
further information about this position, including the qualification
requirements for the grant, please go to:

The second PhD position will involve study of wave-ice interactions in
the Beaufort Sea. The goal of the project is to include ice-related
processes in a spectral wave model in order to improve forecasts in
ice-covered seas, and particularly in the Beaufort Sea. Results from
this research will contribute to the development of an ice rheology that
covers both quasi-continuous compact ice and the highly fragmented
marginal ice zone.

This position is funded for three years. For further information about
this position, please go to:,1032.

For both positions priority will be given to candidates with a Bachelor
of Science and/or Masters of Science degree in oceanography, physics,
engineering, or mathematics and a marked interest in multidisciplinary

Application deadlines for both positions: Thursday, 15 November 2012.

Applications for these positions should include a letter of
presentation, curriculum vitae, relevant grade transcripts, and contact
information, including email, for two references. Please send
applications by email to Dany Dumont (

For more information please go to: or

Or contact:
Dany Dumont
Phone: 418-723-1986, extension 1570

3. NPRB seeks Manager
Science Communications and Outreach
Anchorage, Alaska

The North Pacific Research Board (NPRB) seeks a science communications
and outreach manager. The position is full-time and is based in
Anchorage, Alaska.

This position will be responsible for managing the communication and
outreach programs of NPRB working with funded researchers on outreach
for the annually funded science projects from the integrated ecosystem
research projects including the Bering Sea Project, the Gulf of Alaska
Project, and Arctic Ocean initiatives.

The successful candidate will spearhead NPRB communication and outreach
projects using the web, social media, and the video and image library;
and help guide researchers in outreach activities and sharing research
results. This position is under the supervision of the Communication and
Outreach Director and will work closely with the science team and
Science Director.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in
communications, journalism, English, or marine science; a proven track
record in communications with at least five years of experience in
managing science communication programs and communicating science to
public audiences; experience interpreting ocean science, consulting with
scientific investigators, and translating research findings for
appropriate audiences; knowledge of science communication principles,
media, and public education techniques; and advanced knowledge of common
web editing tools, social media, Internet resources, system management
on server-client systems, communications software, and networking
solutions. Proficiency in MS Office, Dreamweaver/Contribute, web
content-management systems, iMovie, Photoshop, Bridge, Final Cut,
MediaPro and HTML is preferred. A motivated, self-starter with a
positive attitude and ability to work well in a small team environment,
capacity to multi-task, superior writing and communication skills, and a
strong interest in the marine sciences also required.

Application deadline: Monday, 15 October 2012.

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, salary history, writing samples, and contact information for
three work-related references. Please send electronic versions of these
documents by email (Attn: Cindy Ecklund) to the Human Resource
Department ( or by mail to:

Human Resources, Attn: Cindy Ecklund
PO Box 1329
Seward, AK 99664-1837

For further information about NPRB, and to download a complete job
description of this position, please go to:

For questions, please contact:

Nora Deans
Phone: 907-644-6707

Francis Wiese
Phone: 907-644-6713

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